Emergency Chaplains Virtual 5K & 10K Run

Sun November 1 - Mon November 30 RTP, NC 27709 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
PO Box 14762
RTP, NC US 27709

Join us for the Annual Emergency Chaplains 5K & 10K!  Experience the peaceful American Tobacco Trail as you run or walk to raise money for Emergency Chaplains. Emergency Chaplains is a nonprofit that serves the First Responders in Durham.  The course will start and finish at the American Tobacco Trail.

What is a Virtual Run?

A virtual run is similar to a regular run, except rather than having everyone run on the same day/time, we are allowing everyone to run the race any time during the month of November (Nov. 1st - 30th). This helps us comply with the guidelines set in place for gatherings and social distancing. What does that mean?

  • There is a pre-set course that you can choose to run (we have a 5K & 10K option).
  • Your time can still be tracked! We will be using the RaceJoy app to track timing. This means that we will still be awarding medals for best times. You can run the pre-set course at any time during the month of November to be eligible.
    • We will be giving out medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place times in Male & Female Divisions ​for each race.
  • ​You can still run with those in your household if multiple people are running. You can also run with friends, as long as you comply with the guidelines for social distancing.​ Times are recorded for individuals only (not counted as a group).

The Deadline to Sign up is November 30th

Where is the Pre-Set Course?

We will still be running on the American Tobacco Trail. Although, we will be starting in a new location. We've chosen a location with public parking access. Parking is available at the intersection of Morehead Avenue and Blackwell Street. The race will start and finish at this intersection to provide easy access to parking.

You can view the race maps here:   5K Map           10K Map

Do I Have to Run the Pre-Set Course?

No! You can choose to run the 5K or 10K wherever you'd like. But, if you choose to not run the pre-set course, your time will NOT be counted for the Best Time awards.


Can I Run with a Team?

Right now we are not registering teams. If this changes, we will update that information here.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Packet Pick Up

We will have Shirts/Prizes available at our office starting December 7th through 10th. 

Our office is located at Braggtown Baptist Church (3218 N. Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27704). When you arrive, come to the back of the building and ring the bell.

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday (9:00am-3:00pm).


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Emergency Chaplains Virtual 5K & 10K Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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